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Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 9: Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy

By fests’ end, we can pretty much claim that Lee Daniels’ second trip to Cannes was indeed an eventful one, except for all the wrong reasons. Following 2009’s Un Certain Regard showing of Precious, it might be The Paperboy (with a cast that includes: Matthew Mcconaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman) that walks away with what we could call a raspberry-like award for worst received picture. Click to enlarge!

Cannes Critics' Panel Day 9

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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